My name is Dave and my hometown is a wonderful small town in Texas called Bay City.
For the past several years I have been having terrible ankle pain that has been preventing me doing what I wanted to do, so I went to a doctor in Jan 2011. After blood work and a complete physical I was presented with not so pleasant news. Not only was my blood pressure and cholesterol elevated, I have Gout caused by high uric acid levels in my blood. So it is time for a change. I am attempting to repair my body from three decades of abuse. Wish me luck in reprogramming my habits!
I feel accomplished after I prepare a healthy meal. It is fun to mix together different ingredients and come out with something delicious. I have had disasters (e.g. meatloaf with splenda), but I learn. Now I like to take a pic of whatever concoction I end up producing.
Keeping an optimistic outlook and seeking continuous improvement are important to me.